Category: Labor

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Steve Early: Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”

In our post-Citizens United era, the nation’s second largest oil producer is now free to spend $1.6 million (or more, if necessary) on direct mail and phone alerts

Phillip Inman: Long-Term Unemployment Almost Double Pre-Financial Crisis Level – OECD

Forum says there are 45 million unemployed across major economies and warns that cyclical rise has become structural

E. Tammy Kim: Fast-food strikers vow civil disobedience, highlight home care labor

In largest planned protests to date, fast-food workers to escalate tactics and embrace beleaguered home care workers

Samantha Winslow: They Don’t Need a Majority To Get Things Done

Workers at the North Carolina Cummins diesel engine plant won wage increases this summer—even without having a recognized union or majority union support inside their shop

Jeffrey Nall: 100 Ways to Change the Subject

Plutocratic Fallacies in the Service of Fast-Food Exploitation

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Juan Cole: Top 5 Reasons “Labor Day” isn’t for Laborers Anymore

So as we burn dead meat and play frisbee in a warming climate, we could stop to consider the lives of the laborers we are theoretically honoring

David "Goldy" Goldstein: $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle’s path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time

Malavika Krishnan: Advancing Backwards: Bolivia’s Child Labor Law

In the midst of a global fight against child labor and poverty, Bolivia stands alone on an empty street

Joe Uehlein: Making a Living on a Living Planet

Today you can change how those questions will be answered by engaging within the trade union movement for a vision of the future where labor is a part of the answer to the climate crisis, not a part of the problem

Sascha Bercovitch: Venezuelan Experts, Union Leaders Debate Increase in Gasoline Prices

In a public forum, experts and union leaders expressed tentative approval for an increase in Venezuela’s gasoline prices

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